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Bright Tights Big City

Added Aug 9, 2011

by Lexicon

Sydney, Australia






My first dress completed!

I had been given McCalls 2401 and had been inspired by Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons
I was not as brave as her and did not attempt a version with sleeves…yet. I also had some ikea fabric in my stash and came across a wonderful use of the very fabric I had in the Architect’s Dress by alasmydear
Inspiration in place, I dove in and after some small alterations, this was the result. OK, not a perfect fit but totally chuffed that I made something on my own, and something I think I will certainly get wear out of.

Material Notes

Ikea cotton fabric




Garment Type

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    Aug 14, 2011, 09.44 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I’m a huge fan of this fabric too, I made a skirt from it! LOVE Ikea fabric, it makes great clothing items. You placed the pattern really well and chose a great pattern to show it off, excellent fit too xx

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      Aug 16, 2011, 03.54 AMby Lexicon

      Thanks! – I love your skirt as well, giving me inspiration for the fabric I have left over from this project!

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    Aug 10, 2011, 06.25 PMby madebymeg

    love it! great use of the fabric.

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      Aug 11, 2011, 11.31 AMby Lexicon

      Thanks so much!

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    Aug 10, 2011, 12.51 PMby oonaballoona

    VERY cool!

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      Aug 10, 2011, 01.49 PMby Lexicon

      Thanks! I Heres hoping I do not match anyones throw cushions in this :-)

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    Aug 10, 2011, 12.09 PMby pambox

    great effort – the print looks perfectly centred, which is no easy feat.

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      Aug 10, 2011, 01.44 PMby Lexicon

      Thanks! – I did spend a bit of time making sure the print was aligned just so – the time my OCD came in handy!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 06.03 PMby cuada

    The fit looks great to me- love this- especially with the bright tights:)

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      Aug 10, 2011, 01.43 PMby Lexicon

      Thanks so much!

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